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Fernandes widely captained as United’s Triple Gameweek gets underway at Villa Park

Manchester United get their Triple Gameweek 35 underway at Villa Park this afternoon.

Kick-off in the Red Devils’ clash with Aston Villa is at 14:05 BST.

There is unsurprisingly plenty of interest in players from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in Fantasy Premier League, chiefly Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m).

The Portuguese schemer is the only Premier League player among the top 10,000 Fantasy managers with a double-digit ‘effective’ ownership (EO), which differs from conventional ownership in that it takes into account things like captaincies and benchings.

Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) are the next most-owned United assets within the top 10k:


Looking at the overall captaincy figures, Fernandes has been handed the armband by more than twice as many FPL managers as any other player in Gameweek 35:


NameTeamTotal
FernandesMUN2243915
KaneTOT987101
SalahLIV802301
SonTOT413355
VardyLEI368438
De BruyneMCI256151
Calvert-LewinEVE241302
IheanachoLEI219436
WernerCHE181946
AubameyangARS177572

There were few surprises when the teamsheets were released, with Solskjaer making four changes from United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma in midweek.

It’s the same starting XI that would have taken to the field in the postponed clash with Liverpool last week, with Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) only among the substitutes.

Aston Villa are unchanged from their 2-1 win at Everton.

Jack Grealish (£7.5m) is still missing through injury but is back in first-team training and could be in line for a return for Thursday’s rematch with the Toffees.


LINE-UPS

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins. 

Subs: Heaton, Wesley, Nakamba, Elmohamady, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka.

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford. 

Subs: de Gea, Bailly, Cavani, Mata, Telles, Matic, Williams, van de Beek, Tuanzebe.


PREVIOUSLY IN TRIPLE GAMEWEEK 35…

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Brighton and Hove Albion have often been their own worst enemies this season, failing to translate promising underlying and attacking numbers into meaningful results.

And they imploded in spectacular fashion on Sunday, contriving to lose a match that they had been winning comfortably and seeing two key players sent off.

Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay will both be suspended for Gameweeks 36 and 37 as a result of their dismissals: Maupay’s sending off for dissent carries an automatic two-match ban, while Dunk’s red card – for a denial of a goalscoring opportunity, on this occasion – was his second of the season and he will also be unavailable until Gameweek 38.

Dunk had earlier opened the scoring with his fifth goal of 2020/21, a tally that only Stuart Dallas can better among FPL defenders.

Wolves may have triumphed but this was another unconvincing audition for their Fantasy assets, with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side second-best before Dunk’s red card and little better thereafter.

Santo looks to be rotating in the season run-in, too, with Adama Traore only named among the substitutes before coming off the bench to draw the hosts level.

Morgan Gibbs-White rounded off the comeback in the final stages, having squandered a glorious chance minutes earlier.

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955 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Watkins back for Palace?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yes

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    I hate this stupid game

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Is Watkins just out for the EVE game?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Yes, not sure why people are worried for the next gw...

  4. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    At least Walkins will play gw36, Dunk wont

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      very true. whilst Dunk hasn't got me any negative points this week like watkins - next week he will if I choose to transfer out and field 11. Looking at an Everton Defender, likely Coleman so hopefully worth the hit.

  5. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Karma for Watkins dodgy assist

    1. tbos83
        2 months, 24 days ago

        #bitter

    2. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Striker gets booked for going down, yet goalie sticks a leg out and doesn't get any of the ball....

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Did he get the striker?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah, but ollie was basically falling anyway and it wasn't enough to trip him at all more of a bump on the side

        2. Differentiator
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          brushed his knee

          1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Toothbrush?

            1. Differentiator
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              normally enough for these PL refs

              1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Bruno would have more FPL points if that was true.

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      unbelievably Watkins had only had two yellow cards this season prior to that red. shock

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I brought him in after 5 straight returns. This was to be expected.

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I did that earlier in the season and he blanked for ages. Wasn't going to jump back on this time around! luckily had funds for DCL instead.

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      C'mon United grab another one just for the Emi owners.

    5. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      IF POgba does what Watkins just did, he gets the penalty.

      Chris Kavanagh in United's pocket

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        ok

      2. boc610
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        haha thats b**0x mate

    6. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Picked Watkins, Rashford and Castagne ahead of DCL, Digne and Greenwood on FH.

      Oh well...

      1. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Still time for 2 of your guys at least

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        why

        1. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Gut feeling, against the crowd.
          At least, i don't blame anyone on here 😉

    7. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      No greenwood, Bruno non captain

      But everything made up with Trollkins Red card!

      Justice for all those Jammy assist points oh yes it is!

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        You're consistent, I'll give you that

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Sourgrape

    8. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Anyone care to take a guess at the United 11 for Leicester?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hopefully their U-14 XI (girls)

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          😆

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I guess Bruno and Greenwood start

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Henderson
        Awb bailly lindelof telles
        Matic fred
        James Bruno VDB
        Cavani

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Greenwood becoming so important idk if he'll play all 3 and Leicester is the one to miss but at least he got subbed early today

        2. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          likely greenwood in for bruno i fear

        3. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          James be fit?

      4. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        De Gea
        Wan-Bissaka Tuanzebe Lindelof Telles
        Matic VDB
        Greenwood Bruno Amad
        Cavani

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          No chance Bruno is ever starting vs Leicester lol. He played near enough 90 mins on Thursday and the same again tonight and he's going to play against Liverpool. His rest has to come against Leicester.

      5. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        De Gea
        Williams Axel Bailly Telles
        Van De beek Fred Bruno
        Greenwood Cavani Mata

        1. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Not sure about Bruno and Greenwood, but the rest looks good.

      6. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Won't be many of these, a chance for Mata, Telles, William, Matic, De Beek etc to shine.

    9. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Ridiculous. Never a red. Watkins should have had a penalty.

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        looked like he was falling over before any potential contact. If he was a bit tougher he'd just run into the keeper! In a non related fantasy point I think they need to book players more for this.

    10. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Does Watkins red mean he misses Everton or was it one of those likely to be overturned? Or is that only if its a straight red, I get confused

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Misses Everton back for Palace.

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        only if straight red and don't think it would anyway.

    11. Perthite
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Bamford to Watkins blew up in my face

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hello friend. Same here. Clearly this was the obvious outcome...

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        This x100

    12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Considering the table I wouldn’t the top priority be the Leicester game rather than the Liverpool game for Man Utd?

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        priority is the UEFA cup

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Both now with the title race back on!

    13. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Greenwood limping?

    14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Watkins you fool. Sickening.

    15. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Terible FPL day. The worse this year.

      Every United player delivered besides the 2 I own Shaw and Henderson.

      Also Vieltman from no where didn't show up.

      Please give some words of comfort

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Watkins red on top of it

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Picking a defender and a GK though isn’f exactly going to yield the biggest points is it in a United team.

      3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        You own 3.

      4. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        this can only get better

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Please be true

    16. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Another hit required to field 11 next week now thanks Watkins!!!

      1. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Just realised he’s out for next DGW game, not too bad

    17. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Watkins gives Digne owners a free cs

    18. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Surely that Watkins RC gets overturned?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        0 chance

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        No, YCs are never reviewed.

    19. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Greenwood - 3
      Fernandes - 2
      Cavani - 1

      As it stands.

    20. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      By the way, congratulations on the Lingard brace for anyone who started him.

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        He better be
        Choose him over Dallas

    21. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Damn it I was debating between Teke and Watkins

      Worse fpl day in my live for the last 12 years or so 🙁

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Lmao

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Worst day?? How so??!

    22. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Any chance AWB might get in the bonus??

    23. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Davis who I had outscoring Watkins. Omg

    24. jammie26
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Will be amazed if that Watkins 2nd yellow isn't overturned.

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          It can't be. Only reds are overturned

      • RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Why did Psg let go of Cavani? Icardi barely an upgrade and Cavani works so hard with hus tracking back too

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        State of football this season when OGS is second and in the UEL final.